Quest:Tutorial: Thievery and Mischief

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Tutorial: Thievery and Mischief
Level 20
Type Solo
Starts with Skirmish Captain
Starts at Skirmish Camp
Ends with Second-watcher Heathstraw
Ends at Bree
End Region Bree-land
Map Ref [63.4S, 132.2W]
Quest Group Skirmish
Quest Text

"While war raged in the South and the Rangers of the North were absent, brigands and ruffians took an opportunity to steal control of Bree...."

Background

While the Rangers of the were distracted in the South, brigands and ruffians took an opportunity to wrest control of Bree....

Objective 1

Second-watcher Heathstraw is at his camp just outside of Bree's South-gate. He is waiting for you to report in.

Second-watcher Heathstraw: 'I did not think help would get here this quickly, but I am grateful to see that it has. I am afraid the situation is currently not very good. Brigands, let in by Bill Ferny and Harry Goatleaf, have taken over much of Bree.'

Objective 2

  • Listen to Second-watcher Heathstraw

Second-watcher Heathstraw is at his camp just outside of Bree's South-gate. He is waiting for you to report in.

Second-watcher Heathstraw says, "A great war is beginning, and the battles to be fought will be great and perilous. You will not survive alone."
Second-watcher Heathstraw says, "Fortunately, there are Soldiers of the Free Peoples willing to fight by your side. If you call them, they will aid you."
Second-watcher Heathstraw says, "Use the horn here, learn the skill it possesses, then call forth a Soldier to aid you in retaking Bree."

Objective 3

  • Use the horn to learn how to call a soldier

The horn is on a crate next to Second-watcher Heathstraw. You will need to use it in order to learn how to call forth a Soldier into the battle.

Using the horn has taught you the skill needed to call a Soldier into a Skirmish.

Objective 4

  • Use your new skill to call forth a soldier

The Soldier skill is in your Skill Panel under the Skirmish section. You will need to use this skill to summon a Soldier to aid you.

Second-watcher Heathstraw says, "Good, now use your new skill and call forth a Soldier of the Free Peoples."
A Soldier of the Free Peoples appears to aid you in your Skirmish with the Enemy.
Second-watcher Heathstraw says, "Very good, now let me share with you the plan of how you're going to reclaim Bree."

Objective 5

  • Talk to Second-watcher Heathstraw

Second-watcher Heathstraw is at his camp just outside the South-gate of Bree. He wishes to discuss his plan for retaking the town with you.

Second-watcher Heathstraw: 'Your soldier is a powerful ally in the fight against the encroaching darkness. He will aid you greatly in your battles against the Enemy.'

Objective 6

  • Listen to Second-watcher Heathstraw

Second-watcher Heathstraw is at his camp just outside the South-gate of Bree. He wishes to discuss his plan for retaking the town with you.

Second-watcher Heathstraw says, "Skirmishes against the Enemy focus on taking and controlling locations of value and importance around the battlefield."
Second-watcher Heathstraw says, "In reclaiming Bree, these locations are the South-gate, the Auction House, and Bill Ferny's home, in that order."
Second-watcher Heathstraw says, "The gate is well-protected, but your Soldier will aid you in the battle. If he falls, simply call for another by re-using the skill you learned"
Second-watcher Heathstraw says, "If not for my arm, I would be at your side as well. Now go and reclaim Bree."
The South-gate of Bree is just outside Heathstraw's camp. To take control of it, all enemies surrounding it must be defeated

Objective 7

The South-gate is just north of Second-watcher Heathstraw's camp. You will need to clear all of the enemies from around the banner in order to claim it.

Second-watcher Heathstraw: 'The South-gate must be taken first. If it is not in our control, we cannot hope to push further into Bree.'
The monsters at the South-gate have been cleared. Use the banner to claim the Control Point

Objective 8

  • Take control of Bree's South-gate

The banner is at the South-gate of Bree. In order to claim this Control Point you need to use the banner.

The South-gate of Bree has fallen to your control. The next valuable location is the Auction House just ahead

Objective 9

The Auction House is north of the South-gate of Bree. The enemies must be cleared and the banner used to take this point.

Second-watcher Heathstraw: 'Oftentimes, the enemy will not be pleased about losing a location of importance. Be wary…they may launch a counterassault to try and regain it.'
The Auction Hall has been cleared of Enemy forces. Use the banner to claim the Control Point.
You have taken control of the Auction House
A counterattack has been launched against the Auction House
The counter-attack has been defeated. Bill Ferny's house may now be attacked

Objective 10

Bill Ferny's house is east of the Auction House. Dríthlorz and his allies must be defeated and the banner used in order to reclaim this part of Bree.

Dríthlorz says, "This isn't over yet!"
Bill Ferny's House has been cleared of Enemy forces. Use the banner to claim the Control Point.
Dríthlorz has been defeated and Bill Ferny's house is secured. Bree is not yet free, but much progress has been made

Objective 11

  • Report your success to Second-watcher Heathstraw

Second-watcher Heathstraw is just outside of Bill Ferny's house. He wishes to discuss your victory with you.

Second-watcher Heathstraw says, "Good work. The south of Bree is once again free. There is more to do, but it can wait until tomorrow."
Second-watcher Heathstraw: 'You have done much good work here today, <name>. There is more to do, but for today, let us rest and tend our wounds.'
Completed Thievery and Mischief. Report back to the Skirmish Captain
Second-watcher Heathstraw: 'Go and rest. You have done much good for the world today. More will be needed tomorrow, but for tonight, enjoy the respite.'

Optional Encounter 1: Reginald Cutweed

Encounter: A brigand is attempting to detonate several black powder casks at the stables
Encounter Complete: Reginald Cutweed has been defeated and the building is safe